TBE's Community of Adult Social Action (CASA)

CASA (TBE's Community of Adult Social Action) was created for TBE members to make connections and build community while doing good works together.  We invite adult TBE members looking to get more involved or who would like to connect with other TBE members to join our small-group social justice activities. CASA events take place for a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday and there is no commitment to participate in all events.  Come when you can!  Working together is a great way to get to know people and make meaningful connections—even more so as we do projects that express our Jewish values and truly make a difference.  Come check out CASA! 

For more information contact Risa Shames, Risa Shames or Barbara Turk, turkbj@yahoo.com.    

Upcoming Events:

Join TBE's Community of Adult Social Action as we make connections and make a difference together!
Join CASA at Waltham Fields Community Farm
Saturday, May 9, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

The Farm is buzzing with Spring activity, seedlings, field preparation, and planting.  We are looking for up to 10 volunteers to help.  Pull on your mud boots, put on your old jeans, and join us!  

Please meet at the farm between 9:00 am and 9:15 am (240 Beaver Street, Waltham.) We will have a little nosh of bagels and coffee, visit, and share some thoughts about our work and the season. Also note that the Annual Seedling Sale will be going on that day — so bring your wallet if you are interested in organically-grown vegetable and herb seedlings!  RSVP to Janet Goldenberg.

Christmas in the City, December 21, 2014


Pine Street Inn, December 14, 2014


Rosie's Place, July 21, 2014  

Rosies Place July 2014_1 Rosies Place July 2014_2 


Quote from a CASA Participant:

"The CASA event at Rosie's Place was an amazing experience. As volunteers our TBE community came together with the unified goal of stepping beyond our own busy lives to try to make a difference in the lives of others. We worked hard, but I found the experience to be exceptionally meaningful. We worked well as a team and our efforts were appreciated by Rosie's guests and their dedicated staff. Tikkun olam was the spirit of the day and this particular Shabbat experience will remain with me for a very long time. It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with some other TBE members that I had not really known before. We shared the day and each others stories. Our CASA program is something you should all experience. If you are anything like me, these experiences will make you feel good about your role and enhance your pride in being part of our TBE family."

- Margie Nesson

Click Here to see photos from CASA's October 2012 Habitat for Humanity event

Click Here to see photos of CASA members, in the TBE kitchen, cooking meals for delivery to Rosie's Place on January 29, 2012

Click here to see photos of CASA's December 3, 2011 event at Pine Street Inn's Transitional House 

Click Here to see photos from CASA's November 5, 2011 Habitat for Humanity event 

Click Here to see photos from CASA's first fall 2011 event at Waltham Community Fields